Local Tourism is Big Business

Tourism is big business in Shreveport-Bossier. The economic power of tourism fuels hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, event venues, gas stations, printing companies and more. The benefits of tourism greatly improve our community’s quality of life, provide tax savings and expand the job base. Here are some quick facts about tourism in Shreveport-Bossier, Caddo and Bossier Parishes:

  • Shreveport-Bossier has nearly 11,000 hotel rooms
  • Visitors spent $906.41 million in Caddo and Bossier Parishes in 2014. Those same visitors left behind $22 million in local taxes.
  • The community boasts one horseracing track, six casinos, 45 family attractions, and 50 annual events
  • Visitors mostly come from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Shreveport-Bossier has four Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Events

  • Mudbug Madness Festival
  • Let the Good Times Roll Festival
  • Red River Revel Arts Festival
  • Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade

Shreveport-Bossier has two American Bus Association Top 100 Events

  • Red River Mardi Gras Bash
  • Mudbug Madness Festival

*Source: Economic Impact of Travel on Louisiana Parishes 2014. The most recent report.

 

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